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Course summary

Drawing upon our internationally recognised research expertise in economic, social, political and cultural geography, our human geography course has been designed to let you understand the causes and potential solutions to some of the biggest challenges the world faces today. We’ll introduce you to theories and approaches to understand the relationship between society and space and help you make sense of geographical processes. From past events to future developments and from local changes to global trends, you’ll build up a wide-ranging understanding of how our society interacts with our environment. Study human geography at Manchester Met and you’ll get to grips with qualitative research techniques, not only learning the theories but also putting them into action – both in the city of Manchester and overseas. With a range of units on offer, you can follow specialist pathways in environmental sustainability and Geographical Information Systems through to your final year. There is the opportunity to take a four-year route to broaden your horizons by spending a year working in industry on placement or studying overseas in your third year. FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Fieldwork opportunities in the UK or overseas are available during each year of the degree.
  • You can progress to our four-year study abroad route which, gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year, subject to availability.
  • You also have the opportunity to transfer to our four-year placement route which, offers the chance to spend your third year working on a placement with a relevant employer – gaining the skills and experience that can boost your career prospects.
  • We are proud to be the UK’s most sustainable university (People and Planet League 2021).
  • We offer free carbon literacy training in person and online to our students, to build their understanding of sustainability and to enhance their employability.
  • We are investing £115m to transform the way we teach in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Opening in 2023, our new Dalton building will enhance collaboration between students, staff and industry and provide new and improved teaching spaces, including a 200-student capacity ‘super lab’.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.

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Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS